Prominent mention in CQC report for Safewards


Safewards received several approving mentions in the recently issued CQC report 'Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2012/13'.

On page 8 the report says "The contribution of initiatives such as Star Wards continues to be significant – through promoting achievable good practice on a day-to-day level, developed and promoted by staff and patients. We anticipate a similar contribution will be made by the Safewards model of feasible interventions to manage conflict and containment." We certainly agree, and support the statement about Star Wards too!

On page 49 Safewards is welcomed again "We welcome the new Safewards model, which in a random controlled trial appeared to show a set of feasible interventions can decrease both conflict and measures taken to contain it"